The Tales of the Genii; Or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam the Son of Asmar
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...the lion hunts the wild asses in the forest." This messenger was succeeded by several of the sultan's spies, who confirmed the account. Misnar then put himself at the head of his troops, ordered Horam back to his former confinement, and hastened to fall upon the troops of the rebels. Early the same morning the prince Ahubal was awakened by his guards, who, with countenances of woe, declared to him the death of his friends Ahaback and Desra. " Are my friends dead? " said Ahubal, trembling; " by what misfortune am I bereaved of them? What new device has Misnar practised against them? Are not these wise and sage magicians, then, a match for a boy's prudence? Alas! what can I effect against him, when these fall away before his victorious arm! " " Prince," answered the guards, "we have too late discovered the wiles of our enemies. Over the magnificent pavilion of the sultan, which Horam built for his master, the artful vizir had concealed a ponderous stone, which covered the whole pavilion. This, by some secret means, he contrived in the night to release from its confinement, while Ahaback and Desra were sleeping on the sofas beneath it; and ere daybegan to arise, their guards were surprised by the fall, and ran to release their masters from the stone: but, alas! their bodies were crushed to atoms, and still remain buried under the pavilion, as fifty of the strongest of thy troops were unable to remove the stone from the ground." At these words the countenance and the heart of Ahubal sunk, and, ere he could recover, word was brought him that the sultan's troops were in the midst of his army, and that none dared stand against them, unless he approached to encourage them. Ahubal was so overwhelmed with fear and grief, that, instead of leading his...
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